Horse Health Matters®

Recognizing and Preventing Equine Stereotypies

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 16:05

Cribbing, weaving and stall walking are common stable vices. Learn the 8 common causes of stereotypies and 8 steps you can take to prevent these destructive …

Behavioral Changes from Foal to Aged Equine

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 16:17

Learn about the behavioral traits and challenges of your growing foal and how you fit into that ever-changing picture as the horse ages …

Fitness And Conditioning

Ttouch VS Reiki - Which Is Right for Your Horse …

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Ttouch VS Reiki - Which Is Right for Your Horse …

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 15, 2017 14:55

TTouch, massage and Reiki require that you learn to perform the technique correctly so take advantage of the books, DVDs and seminars or classes where you can …

Establishing a Daily Routine for Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 12:02

Horses do need daily care when it comes to feeding, satisfying thirst and exercise. Learn how you can make meeting your horse's basic needs an enjoyable break …

Tip of the Day

A young horse learns patience when standing safely tied. Never leave a young horse tied without supervision, and always use a quick release knot with a break-away link to prevent accidents.

Healthy Barn

Keeping Your Barn Safe

Flossie Sellers

Keeping Your Barn Safe

by Flossie Sellers

April 20, 2017 14:27

Falls, fire, structural inadequacies, and horse-related injuries are legitimate concerns for every horse owner. Read to learn the 12 tips for barn safety and …

How do I identify hoof cracks and what is the best way to care for …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

July 20, 2020 18:41

Each crack in a horse's hoof is individual and the results or repairing and stabilizing the hoof crack depend upon the type, location and treatment …

Reproductive Care

Equine Abortions

Flossie Sellers

Equine Abortions

by Flossie Sellers

May 7, 2017 14:16

Your bred mare has about an 80% chance of delivering a live foal. Learn about the causes of equine abortion and 6 things you can do to reduce the chances of …

General Care

Fever in Horses

Heather Smith Thomas

Fever in Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas

November 8, 2018 11:18

Every horse owner should get an idea what their horse’s normal temperature is by taking it daily for a few days …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Sulky

A light-weight two wheeled cart typically used in racing and performance events.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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adjective
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Quote of the Day

A ragged colt may make a good horse.

French Proverb

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